Wins Most Promising Startup in 2013 from Technology Impact Awards
Vancouver based FundRazr has announced they have been selected winner for the Most Promising Start-up at the 2013 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) hosted by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) on June 6th.
From a posting on the BCTIA site;
Most Promising Start-up Winner – FundRazr – Crowdfunding for Social Good and Innovation FundRazr’s unique ability to raise more money by reaching more people through social media has dramatically improved the lives of thousands of people in 18 countries.
Co-developed and co-marketed with PayPal, FundRazr helps fund diverse campaigns for individuals, groups, non-profits, artists and entrepreneurs. From medical expense recovery to disaster relief to arts projects and start-ups, FundRazr helps a global audience Crowdfund Anything Anywhere.
“We are honoured to accept this TIA award on behalf of our amazing team and especially our 38,000 customers that raised over $25 Million on our platform,” noted Founder/CEO Daryl Hatton. “The FundRazr team is very proud that our transformation of the business of funding projects and causes is being recognized by the technology community. Our growth is phenomenal, as we have already raised more funds for customers in 2013 than in all of 2012.”
Celebrating British Columbia’s top technologies, companies and individuals were 1,000 people from BC’s technology and business community. In their 20th year, the TIA’s award dinner was held at the state-of-art Vancouver Convention Centre.
“Tonight’s winners and finalists reaffirm the diversity of BC’s technology sector, delivering cross‐cutting innovations that touch all sectors of the economy,” said Bill Tam, President and CEO of BCTIA. “We congratulate all winners and finalists for their ingenuity, adaptability and particularly their resilience in an ever-changing landscape – they continue to put a spotlight on British Columbia by making their mark on the world.”
“FundRazr’s crowdfunding platform has had a great social impact,” commented Tanya Urschel, Manager Nonprofit Engagement for PayPal.
A global company, FundRazr’s team of 12 shares a passion for social good and innovation. FundRazr won the 2013 Social Media Award for best Nonprofit campaign; was named to the 2013 Emerging Ready to Rocket List in and won the Vancity Social Ventures Prize in the 2011 New Ventures BC Competition.